社会科学类]纪录片,ABC 频道 2009 年出品,是 ABC Foreign Correspondent 系列之一。


  • 中文片名 :
  • 中文系列名:
  • 英文片名 :The Big Smoke / Made in China
  • 英文系列名:ABC Foreign Correspondent
  • 电视台 :ABC
  • 地区 :澳大利亚
  • 导演 :Stephen McDonell
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 27 分钟
  • 版本 :TV
  • 发行时间 :2009

China’s exponential growth took Australia along for the white-knuckled ride. It fuelled our resources boom and had economic optimists forecasting decades of good times. How things change.

Twenty million Chinese migrant workers have lost their jobs in the past six months as a result of the global recession. As demand for products made in China drops, so do the living standards of millions of Chinese who have been lifted out of poverty as a result of the market reforms of the past few decades.

China correspondent Stephen McDonell travels with some of the country’s blue collar factory workers as they leave their farms to look for work in the city.

They take an epic train journey from their remote village in the north of the country, to the industrial heartland of the south - the Pearl River delta, also known as the ‘world’s factory’.

Ironically, things had been looking up for the migrant workers until the financial tsunami hit late last year. Faced with a growing middle class and increasing worker unrest due to exploitation by unscrupulous employers, the Chinese government had introduced tougher labour laws giving workers greater rights.

Now employers are saying that in the current economic climate, they can’t afford to implement them. However, concerns about social unrest in the face of growing unemployment means the labour laws will probably remain in place.

There’s no question that China is experiencing a slow down - the big question is how slow, and how down? Australian workers are hoping that while twenty million Chinese have lost their jobs, some of ours will be saved by the fact that the world’s factory will continue to churn out products made in China.



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